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Caucus Candidate Cocktails

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Justus Flair, [email protected]

January 28, 2016

As Iowans pledge support to candidates during the caucuses on Feb. 1, the voting season will begin. Whether that stresses you out or gets your blood pumping in anticipation, you could probably use a drink to help navigate the minefield that is the 2016 presidential election. To guide you, here are th...

Elliot: Dark matter & hostages

Elliot: Dark matter & hostages

January 19, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] So, welcome back; we missed you. No, really. It turns out we really needed another 20,000 pairs of feet to efficiently stamp Iowa City’s unshoveled sidewalks into ice sheets. Speaking of which, we’re sorry about the temperatures that greeted you upon your return...

In Iowa, GOP candidates still lag behind Democrats in ground game effort

President Donald Trump looks around the room at the 2015 Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on May 16, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

December 2, 2015

As Hillary Clinton’s foot soldiers barrel through Iowa, dominating her party rivals by endorsements and full-time staff and organizing offices, a very different picture is coming into focus across the political spectrum. So-called “outsider” Republicans vying for their party’s nomination have spiked ...

Little do-dads of life here

Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Trump spoke critically about American business and commented on how

December 1, 2015

Beau Elliot [email protected] Just when you thought Democrats and Republicans were pretty much like Unionists and Confederates (which is not that far off the mark, geographically), reality slaps you in the face by demonstrating they’re nowhere close to the combatants in the Car Air-Freshener ...

Four must-hit GOP events before the 2016 Iowa Caucus

A national network news team sets up to cover a presidential stump speech in Iowa on Oct. 18, 2015.  State Republican insiders say there are four must-hit events that GOP presidential hopefuls should attend before the 2016 Iowa Caucus. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale)

October 21, 2015

From a new fall festival complete with trick-or-treating to a Christian-conservative conference, there are the four must-attend events if Republicans want to win over Iowa caucus-goers, insiders tell The Daily Iowan. By Quentin Misiag  |  [email protected] When the Republican Party of Iowa pulled the plug on the Iowa Straw...